Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed equivalent fractions some more. The student demonstrated that he remembered the two ways to find equivalent fractions. He answered all the assigned questions correctly from his workbook. Next we discussed mixed numbers and improper fractions. I explained to him the difference between them and how to convert one into the other. We worked through a few examples together and then he completed some problems in his workbook. He answered all of these problems correctly. Afterwards I asked him questions regarding key words in word problems. He was able to answer the majority of the questions correctly. He completed some assigned problems in his workbook that required him to recall previous information such as place value, rounding, division, and order of operations. I also asked him to recall the order of operation mnemonic from last session and he did very well. I asked him to learn all the key words for word problems, review multiplication tables, and go over the material about fractions for homework."
"The student completed homework over elapsed time and changes in temperature. He read a paired passage and answered comprehension questions."
"The student and I went over a math word problem from her test that she missed. We also did extra practice with a word problem worksheet. We worked through some of her themed reading for this week."
"The student and I completed a packet containing examples on fractions, word problems containing fractions, and a variety of data analysis problems. We worked extensively on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions, as well as reviewing timetables for numbers 1 - 12. We discussed the patterns of these multiples and drew connections between them and their counterparts in division. This was a very strong and productive session."
"We started our session with a multiplication and division drill, which the student did alright on. We then moved on to her homework on unit fractions. We covered what a unit fraction is and worked with adding fractions to get another fraction, in preparation for adding fractions down the road and dividing fractions. We spent the rest of our session reviewing multiplication and division word problems, focusing on when she should divide and when to multiply. She concentrated well today and clearly did her best."
"Per the student's request, we covered decimals in word problems. She read her 5 homework problems to me, and we wrote them out on screen, using pictures to illustrate them. I showed her that keywords in the problem itself would tell her what to do. For example, if the problem said that Lina added together something and then asked what the original number was, do the opposite of adding. She was slower at first, but after her 5 word problems and then the 4 I gave her, she was much faster and more confident. We then did 3 addition and 3 subtraction of large decimals problems together."